Steve McCurry (American, b. 1950)
Afghan Girl, 1985; printed circa 2003
Cibachrome print, 17 1/2x11 1/2 inches (44.5x29.2 cm.), with McCurry's signature, in ink, on recto.
McCurry's photo of the Afghan girl was selected as the cover of National Geographic 100 Best Pictures.
Kato Yusukage (Japan, b. 1964)
Large twisting vessel, 2009
Stoneware with oribe copper glaze
18 ½” X 12”
Kato Yasukage’s sculptural vessels are known for their perfect balance and richness of glaze – this, an example of his green copper glazed oribe ware. He is one of the very few artists left in Gifu still wood firing in the manner of his ancestors. The progenitor of his distinguished line of potters established the first Mino kiln in 1574 – and he is a fourteenth generation master potter.